The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 68 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 2 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 1.41% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.48% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Average daily rate £170 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +30.76%
Programmer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
821 811 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.36% 95.30% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 586 517
Average daily rate £363 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 20 45
Average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.92% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Bristol region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the Bristol region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) HTML5
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) BigMachines
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 3 (42.86%) CSS3
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 3 (42.86%) Mason
2 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (42.86%) Visualforce
2 3 (42.86%) Apex Code
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (42.86%) Django
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Siebel
2 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (42.86%) Eloqua

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) BigMachines
1 3 (42.86%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) CSS3
2 3 (42.86%) Django
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) Mason
2 3 (42.86%) Visualforce
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) RSS
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) SOLID
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Apex Code
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (42.86%) Siebel
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft